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Jack Peterson

February 22, 1954 — March 7, 2020


Jack Peterson, 66, of Ashby died Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Pioneer Care in Fergus Falls.

Jack Steven Peterson was born on February 22, 1954, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota the son of James and LaVerne (Schoening) Peterson.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Pelican Lake Lutheran Church in Ashby.  He graduated from the Ashby High School in 1972, then furthered his education with the Alexandria Technical School completing the Carpentry Program.

Jack married Cindy Anderson and to this marriage three children were born; Travis, Dustin and Melanie.  For a few years he grain farmed along with carpentry, and then did full time carpenter work in the Ashby area.  He enjoyed ice fishing and fished mainly on Pelican Lake.  Jack played baseball with the Ashby A’s until he was fifty, then played six years with the Urbank Old Timers and after baseball joined a softball league in Fergus Falls.  He was a lifelong member of Pelican Lake Lutheran Church and then continued when it became Peace Lutheran Church, being the church janitor for many years.

He is survived by three children, Travis Peterson (Erica Wichael) of Wahpeton, ND, Dustin Peterson of Ashby and Melanie (Ryan) Ott of Fergus Falls; their mother, Cindy Peterson of Fergus Falls; five grandchildren, Devin, Treyton, Abbi (Travis, Erica) Wahpeton Brady, Jax (Ryan, Melanie) Fergus Falls; mother, LaVerne Peterson of Elbow Lake; brother, Ron Peterson of Ashby and by numerous relatives and friends.  Jack was preceded in death by his father, James Peterson and aunt Mim Peterson.

Memorial Service: 2 PM, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Ashby School Lower Level Auditorium in Ashby, Minnesota

Visitation: 4 – 6 PM Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Ashby, and one hour prior to service at the school.

Clergy: Rev. Dan Hermanson

Interment: Pelican Lake Cemetery in Ashby

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson of Ashby


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, March 13, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Peace Lutheran Church

306 Larson Ave, Ashby, MN 56309

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Memorial Service

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ashby School Baseball Field

300 Birch Ave, Ashby, MN 56309

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